Onion Tart With Leeks, Capers and Anchovy

Onion Tart With Leeks, Capers and Anchovy

Though this tart may seem complicated, it’s actually rather simple to put together. Once you make the savory onion mixture, all that’s left to do is spread it on a sheet of rolled-out puff pastry, top it with anchovy fillets and capers, and bake it to a golden brown. Use any kind of flaky pastry or pie dough you wish, or even spread the mixture on yeasted pizza dough. Accompany with a salad of small lettuce greens if desired. The tart is delicious served warm or at room temperature.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Step 2

    Put olive oil in a wide skillet or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. When oil is wavy, add onions and cook, stirring, until softened and lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Add leeks, garlic and thyme, and cook for another 5 minutes, until leeks are softened but still bright green. Taste and adjust seasoning, then spread mixture on a baking sheet to cool to room temperature.
  4. Step 4

    Lay pastry round on a rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread cooled onion mixture over pastry, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold over the border and crimp.
  5. Step 5

    Sprinkle capers evenly over onion mixture. Arrange anchovy fillets on top.
  6. Step 6

    Bake for 45 minutes, until the pastry is nicely browned. Cool tart for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the chives on top and cut into wedges to serve.